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Houston Adds Cobb To Help Replace Hopkins


FRISCO, Texas – It turned out to be a busy day for the Cowboys' wide receivers.

Nothing is official with Amari Cooper, but it sounds increasingly likely that the Pro Bowl receiver is returning to the Cowboys on a mega-contract worth a reported $100 million.

At the same time, they also lost one of last year's receiving leaders, as Randall Cobb has reportedly agreed to terms with the Houston Texans on a three-year, $27 million contract.

Cobb's deal also comes with a reported $18.75 million in guarantees, making the 29-year-old slot receiver one of the focal points for the Texans' offense and quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Throughout the offseason, indications have been that the Cowboys would be interested in bringing Cobb back for a second season. At the NFL Combine in February, new head coach Mike McCarthy said it was a goal to re-sign both Cobb and Cooper, noting specifically how highly he thought of Cobb's 2019 tape.

"I thought he had a heck of a season in Dallas last year, I was impressed with his video," McCarthy said.

Instead, Cobb is off to Houston to help replace DeAndre Hopkins, who the Texans traded to Arizona earlier on Monday. Cobb will help Will Fuller and Kenny Stills try to keep the Houston passing game humming without one of the most productive receivers in the NFL.

Dallas signed Cobb in 2019 on a one-year deal worth $5 million. While the team's season was a disappointment, Cobb's contract quietly proved to be one of the best deals on the roster in terms of value and production. He recorded 828 yards and three touchdowns while serving primarily as the team's slot receiver. 

The veteran has a long history with McCarthy, who drafted Cobb in the second round in 2010. In fact, last season with the Cowboys was the only NFL season he's played without McCarthy. In his seven seasons with McCarthy in Green Bay he scored 41 touchdowns and was arguably Aaron Rodgers' most reliable weapon over the last decade.

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